coxcombic

coxcomb

[koks-kohm]
noun
1.
a conceited, foolish dandy; pretentious fop.
2.
Archaic. head; pate.
3.
Obsolete, cockscomb ( def 2 ).

Origin:
1565–75; spelling variant of cockscomb

coxcombical [koks-kom-i-kuhl, -koh-mi-] , coxcombic, adjective
coxcombically, adverb


1. dude, popinjay, jackanapes.
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coxcomb (ˈkɒksˌkəʊm)
 
n
1.  a variant spelling of cockscomb
2.  archaic a foppish man
3.  obsolete the cap, resembling a cock's comb, worn by a jester

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coxcomb
1560s, from cokkes comb (see cockscomb).
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